迎国庆

September 25th, 2009

Just a little post, and one that’s been delayed a couple of days. National Day decorations have been going up all over the place, of course, and our neighbourhood dragged the old, faded, slightly ragged-looking five star red flags to hang over the doorways (geez, couldn’t have bought new ones for the 60th?). A street running westwards to Panjiayuan just south of us has acquired red lanterns on its lampposts, which look pretty cool. And these posters appeared at our gates a couple of days ago:

National Day poster 1

National Day poster 2

They are, of course, full of patriotism. It’s interesting to note, though, that the one on the left in the first picture refers specifically to Chaoyang District.

Anyway, enjoy.

2 Responses to “迎国庆”

  1. John Says:

    The reference to Chaoyang isn’t because they’re unaware of life outside Chaoyang? Or do they say things like, “China’s all very well, but for a whole weekend?!” Or they’re saying, “Chaoyang’s 60, eh? Well, well, well.”

  2. wangbo Says:

    Nah, it’s just tying the rebuilding of Chaoyang’s “advantages” (whatever they may be) into the whole National Day thing. The posters are issued by the Party Chaoyang District propaganda department, so I guess they’re trying to localise it.